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Joan Laporta, president of Barcelona Football Club, will give a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Monday 7 March.

He will speak on Barcelona FC and collective identity. More than sports management?

Joan Laporta was elected president of Barcelona Football Club in February 2003. He is a well-known Barcelonist both because of his youth and his Catalan background. He graduated in law at the University of Barcelona (UB) and is member of the Law Professional Association of Barcelona, as well as of the Executive Committee at the Lluch Foundation. Mr Laporta is associate and co-founder of the lawyer's office Laporta & Arbos.

Howard Davies, director of LSE, will chair this event.

Barcelona FC and collective identity - more than sports management? is on Monday 7 March at 1.30pm in the Shaw Library, 6th floor, Old Building, LSE. This event is free to all LSE staff and students but a ticket is required.

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To request a media ticket, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| Please note that tickets are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Transcript

To download a transcript of this lecture, click here|

Press cuttings

Metro
Outgoing insurance chief in regulator warning (9 Mar 05)
Short piece on football club chairman Joan La Porta, who recently gave a speech at LSE on his visions for his Barcelona.
No direct link

China Daily
Barca eye int'l markets to fill coffers (9 March 05)
Already reaping financial rewards from a management overhaul, Spanish soccer club Barcelona must now target money-making opportunities abroad to consolidate their position among the world's elite, president Joan Laporta said on Monday to an audience at LSE.

The Sun
Jose has no class (8 March 05)
Reference to public lecture at LSE by Barcelona FC president Joan Laporta. 

Financial Times
Barca loner (8 March 05)
Joan Laporta, president of Barcelona Football Club in London for the Champion's League match against Chelsea, made a lunchtime appearance yesterday at LSE. LSE Director Sir Howard Davies pointed out that his team, Manchester City, has done well against Chelsea this season. 

Homage to Catalán (8 March 05)

Times 
Laporta turns up the heat with sly criticism of Mourinho (8 March 05)

Reuters, South Africa
Overseas markets the key to Barcelona success, boss says (8 March 05)

Special Broadcasting Service, Australia

Fox Sports
Barcelona recovering prestige around Europe (8 March 05)

El Mundo, Spain
P 47. Laporta: "El Barcelona tambien sufrio las dictaduras" (8 March 05)

El Pais, Spain
P 53. Laporta hace catalanismo en Londres (8 March 05)

El Periódico, Spain
Un viaje de prestigio (8 March 05) 

Associated Press
Barcelona recovering prestige around Europe (7 March 05)

4 March 2005

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